Live Events 4
£5,200 EPT London Main Event

Event Info

Buy-in £5,200
Prize Pool £3,349,200
Players 596

Level Info

Level 29
Blinds 60,000 / 120,000
Ante 0

The Dreaded Slowdown

This heads-up match has slowed down a bit. The American has a lead over the Swede but it appears that the two are playing small ball, despite Michael Martin's penchant for playing big pots.

Straight vs. Straight

Michael Martin raised to 210,000 and Michael Tureniec called from the big blind.

The flop came down {10-Hearts} {J-Diamonds} {Q-Spades} and both players checked. The turn was the {K-Diamonds}. Tureniec bet 220,000 and Martin called. The river fell the {6-Spades}. Tureniec checked and after a bit of a dwell, Martin checked behind.

Turns out it was a good play for Martin. He held a nine for the bottom end of the straight while Tureniec tabled {A-Diamonds} {3-Spades} for the nut straight. Tureniec won the pot.

Tags: Michael MartinMichael Tureniec

Back Where We Began

Michael Martin limped in from the small blind and Michael Tureniec checked his option from the big blind.

The flop was {Q-Clubs} {7-Clubs} {4-Spades}. Tureniec check-called Martin's 120,000 bet. The turn was the {2-Hearts}. Tureniec checked again, Martin bet 300,000 and Tureniec called. The {9-Hearts} fell on the river. Tureniec checked a third time, Martin bet 600,000 and Tureniec called.

Martin showed {Q-?} {2-?} and Tureniec mucked.

The pot took our final two nearly back to where they started heads-up play, Martin with 4,360,000 and Tureniec with 1,645,000.

Tags: Michael MartinMichael Tureniec

Race for the Glory

Sometimes heads-up battles can last for several hours. In today's event, both final table players found themselves all in very early into their heads-up match. It seemed so simple. A race between a big ace and a middle pocket pair. Michael Martin found himself on the good side of the race with pocket sevens but it was Michael Tureniec's turn to collect a little magic. He flopped trip aces...but still sweated out the hand. The way that Martin has been running you almost expected that a seven was going to spike on the river to seal the victory for the young American. As is, his fate fell a different way and he doubled up the Swede.